How Massage Can Help Keep Your Heart Healthy


As with most things having to do with your health, knowledge is power. And more than that perhaps, knowledge helps you better understand what health conditions you are at particular risk for and then, from there, make informed decisions about how you might mitigate those risks.

Risk Factors

Knowing what puts you at risk as well as how you can control some of these factors—is empowering and allows you to better manage your health and well-being, which is something you strive for with your massage therapy clients and need to do for yourself, too.

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How the Right Bedroom Setup Can Help You Sleep Better

The street I live on is extremely noisy and has a lot of light. And as much as I want to control this, 95% of it comes from the busy NY streets. Add in a noisy AC and heating unit, and my husband and I are left in a game of constant compromising.

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After two years working on my sleep tech company, I learned that external factors – including those in the environment we sleep in- have a significant impact in the quantity and quality of our sleep, particularly limiting the depth of sleep. If you can get these factors under control, you can significantly improve your sleep.

We’ve been able to make differences in our home that have allowed us to finally sleep through the night and optimize our bedroom, and here’s the seven steps to achieve the same in your own home.

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When it comes to your bedroom, most of it does come down to having the right bed setup – and it starts with the mattress.

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7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer and Healthier Life

Let’s face it. We all want to live a longer — and healthier — life. Aging is inevitable but there are healthy habits we can create and foods we can enjoy to help prologue our lives. A nutrient dense diet along with a stress-free lifestyle goes hand in hand to promote longevity.

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As a nutritionist, I regularly get asked how to help slow the aging process. Below are some simple tricks to help stop the clock.

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5 Simple Greens to Add to Your Smoothies Today

Green smoothies are everywhere, from your local Starbucks store to your favorite smoothie shop, and with good reason. Green smoothies are a super addition to your daily routine and an easy way to sneak in ton of veggies and nutrients, without having to eat a bowl of salad.

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But while they are super healthy, they can also be super intimidating.

Green is not the usual color of something you might drink. The idea of drinking a leafy green veggies, like kale, can be a little off-putting to many people. Without the right recipe, that drink might be healthy, but it might not be very pleasing to your tastebuds. In the wrong combination, greens can make your smoothie taste bitter, leave a funky texture or even make it taste a bit sour.

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Congressman Proposes Amendment to Help Vets Access Medical Marijuana

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is set to introduce an amendment to the 2017 military appropriations bill later this week, which will prohibit using funds to enforce the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy banning its physicians from referring patients to medical marijuana programs. Under the amendment, VA medical providers would effectively be able to recommend medical marijuana to vets in states where it is legal.

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“I have heard from countless people about the therapeutic aspects of medical marijuana,” Blumenauer told HIGH TIMES. “There are a whole range of benefits that people receive, and yet the VA doesn’t allow doctors to talk to their patients about medical marijuana.”

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Natural Ways to Beat Belly Bloat

If you’re often feeling bloated or gassy, there are simple things you can do to help. These tips and tricks will help you alleviate your tummy troubles naturally. Read on to find out how you can beat your bloat today.

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Examine Which Foods Might Contribute

While it might seem that feeling bloated happens at random times, it’s important to try and look for patterns. Often difficulty digesting certain food types can contribute to a feeling of being bloated by increasing gas production in the intestines. Dairy is the classic example. While you might not be outright lactose intolerant, you may have a mild intolerance that leads to bloating. Take notice and reduce or cut out the foods you find.

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5 Reasons To Get Yourself A Workout Bestie ASAP

Celebrity besties like Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts have paired up to practice yoga together and we wholeheartedly applaud them. Working out with a pal is a great way to stay motivated, achieve your fitness goals and most importantly, make working out fun.

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So do as the stars do and schedule a workout date with your bestie:

1. You’ll get fit faster

Don’t worry if your workout buddy is in better shape than you. Working out with someone who’s at a higher fitness level than you can cause you to push yourself harder, meaning you’ll see results faster. According to a small 2012 study, published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, college women performed better on aerobic tasks, like bike riding, when they were told stopping early would hurt their partner’s performance.

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Office Rooms for Rent – Natural Healing Care Center Tucson, AZ

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Join our growing team of AMAZING HEALERS! Natural Healing Care Center(N.H.C.C) is located in the HEART of Tucson AZ, just blocks away from theUniversity of Arizona in the SAM HUGHES neighborhood. N.H.C.C was founded in2012 and after three years we have expanded to a bigger building with moreoffices, we are looking for LIKE minded HEALERS to join our team and help uscontinue to help our COMMUNITY. We are looking for Naturopathic Doctors,Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Holistic Health Coaches, Massage Therapists, ReikiMasters, Energy Workers and any other NATURAL SERVICES or PRACTITIONERS that focus on natural healing and/or lifestyles. Our mission is to serve thecommunity through Naturopathic and Holistic Medicine, Preventative Healthcare and Education. We honor the body’s natural healing abilities and aid in a balancebetween soul, mind and body. This is a GREAT opportunity for a growing practiceor starting practice, we have been getting great exposure and feedback from thecommunity. We are helping a lot of people increase their quality of life, JOIN our TEAM and let US help YOU help OTHERS.

Email or Call David at 520-323-0069 for an appointment if you are interested and find more info about N.H.C.C at naturalhealingcarecenter.com.

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7 Things People With Emotional Control Don’t Do

We’ve all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a way that we now regret.

While this is natural and human, the frequency of this experience is completely contingent upon how we’ve learned to regulate our emotions on a regular basis.

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The reality is that how we identify, accept and overcome emotions is entirely within our control. We don’t need to become slaves to our feelings—riding the unpredictable waves of emotional highs and lows. Instead, we can reflect on some of the things that people with more emotional control don’t do — and try to stop doing these things ourselves.

Here are seven things that people with emotional control simply don’t do:

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How to Become a Morning Person

Photo: Tara Moore / Getty
Photo: Tara Moore / Getty

We all have that friend that somehow jumps out of bed at the first chime of her alarm, and gets started with her packed day with a perky attitude. If she does it without a drip of coffee, it’s even more maddening.

For the rest of us, productivity before noon feels like an impossible goal, and the snooze button is at once our arch nemesis and savior. We dream of what life would be like if we could actually get stuff done before heading into the office—imagine how many more happy hours you could make it to if you got your workout in before the day started.

If you’re naturally a night owl, there’s a chance you may never love the morning. “But you can stop hating the morning,” says Norman Rosenthal, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and author of The Gift of Adversity. “You can stop being dysfunctional in the morning,” which for many people, is a necessity to keep their jobs, or get up and tend to their young kids.

To help you start your mornings on a happier note, we talked to experts to learn how we can do as the mythical morning people do.

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